New York man pleads guilty to passing counterfeit cash

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A New York City man faces up to 20 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty Monday to passing counterfeit cash, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Andrew Cupidore, 21, faces a fine of up to $250,000 in addition to jail time.

On April 21, a police officer patrolling the Maine Mall found four women from New York using counterfeit $100 bills to pay for items bought at the mall. A thousand dollars in counterfeit cash was seized from the minors.

Investigation revealed that Cupidore gave the women the counterfeit cash and told them to pass them and return change to him.

He was found in a mall restroom and arrested, and nine counterfeit $100 bills were seized from him.

A sentencing date has not been set.